Dinah Assouline Stillman

Instructor, French Culture, Literature and Linguistics

780 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019-2038
Kaufman Hall 340
(405) 325-1425


Dinah Assouline Stillman received two "licences d'enseignement et de littérature"(BAs) from the Sorbonne in English and Hebrew and a Diplôme Supérieur in Modern Hebrew from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris (INALCO). She also received a Master's Degree in Hebrew Linguistics from the Sorbonne. She holds a CAPES in English from the French Ministry of Education and taught English for twenty years in Paris. She was part of a team that created educational CDs in English for French students. In 2002, she received the DUDL (Diplôme Universitaire de Didactique des Langues) for teaching French as a Foreign Language from the Sorbonne (PARIS III) and came to teach at OU.

She loves teaching a variety of courses such as FR3803 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics, FR2243 Conversation and Literature, FR3753 French Culture through Film created in 2004 and taught every semester since then, La représentation des femmes dans les films français et francophones in 2005, and FR2263 French Culture Through Songs, created in 2006. Her interest in French and Francophone literatures and cultures has deepened along with the study of recent North African, West African and Québec cinemas, and the insight into the different societies they provide has become a significant part of FR3753.




She has contributed several articles on Francophone Sephardi cultural figures for the new Encycopedia of the Jews in the Islamic World (Leyden: Brill, 2010), articles for Bustan, the Middle East Book Review, the MESA Bulletin, AJS Perspectives, and in World Literature Today. She is currently studying Maghrebi Arab (beur) and Sephardi cinemas and literatures in France, as well as current trends in French cinema revisiting its national past. She has lectured in many national and international conferences in the USA, Canada, Belgium, UK and Israel. She is an adjunct of Judaic and Israel Studies, Film and Media Studies and the School of International Studies. A FilmFest reviewer for the Annual MESA Conference, she has been a member of the same FilmFest Committee since 2006.